Though not a significant feat for deli meat, getting on a roll is a human achievement only fully recognized through bowling tabulations. Score more for inertial excellence with today's Groupon: for $17, you get $35 worth of upscale American fare and bowling at Splitsville Luxury Lanes & Dinner Lounge. Choose between the following locations: Fairview or Arlington.
Splitsville explores contemporary consumption by pairing its elegant eventide eats with the ambient roar of rolling balls and clattering pins. Designed by Tim Cushman—one of Food & Wine magazine's 2008 Best New Chefs—Splitsville’s menu stacks up and knocks down a cadre of culinary classics. After starting with spicy edamame, three-pepper calamari, or parmesan chicken tenders ($4–$12), move onto stomach-stuffing entrees ($13–$23), such as filet mignon and mahi-mahi served with voodoo shrimp. Classic-rock vibrations leak out of the restaurant's speakers and diners add the sounds of human happiness while diving into their lightly sauced steaks and generous pizzas. After 8 p.m., all guests under 21 turn into pumpkin-shaped bowling balls, and fine hobby-sport decorum requests an evening-casual dress code.
Al fresco bowling transpires on the lawn at the Arlington location's outdoor bowling lane, enticing visitors with the thought of postprandial entertainment. Red swivel-pod chairs, midcentury décor, and a dance floor for celebrating bowling victories complete the retro-chic eating scene.